FP6 is the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration. It is a collection of the actions at EU level to fund and promote research.
FP6 budget represents the EUís third largest financial outlay after the Common Agricultural Policy and the Structural Funds.
Collective Research Project
Collective research project is one kind of actions FP6 promotes and it is carried out by RTD (Research, Technological Development Demonstration) performers on behalf of industrial associations or groupings in sectors where SMEs are prominent. The aim is to expand the knowledge base of large communities of SMEs and thus their general standard of competitiveness.
Dissemination and training
Training on the knowledge generated within the project will be offered to SMEs executives, technical staff and Industrial Associationsí executives.